Fine-grained, scalable, and secure key management scheme for trusted military message systems

Joon S. Park, Pratheep Chandramohan, Artur Zak, Joseph Giordano

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Abstract

As the Military Message System grows, managing large numbers of users and messages with their different security levels becomes very complex and time-consuming. This problem is magnified when it comes to providing fine-grained security services, such as assigning multiple classification levels to different parts of the same message. The number of keys to be managed also increases enormously, especially when a set of session keys is required to protect each message. Obviously, those requirements introduce the problem of scalable key management into a trusted military message system. Conventional key management schemes cannot solve this problem. In this paper we introduce a fine-grained, scalable, and secure key management system for a trusted military message system. We also implemented a prototype message system based on our ideas to show their feasibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1652-1658
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventMILCOM 2004 - 2004 IEEE Military Communications Conference - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 31 2004Nov 3 2004

Other

OtherMILCOM 2004 - 2004 IEEE Military Communications Conference
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA
Period10/31/0411/3/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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